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Emily & Daniel’s Epic Wedding at Mim’s House in Holly Springs, NC

Emily & Daniel's Wedding by Carolyn Scott Photography

Emily & Daniel’s Wedding by Carolyn Scott Photography

 

What an amazing couple and wedding we got to be a part of at The Mims House in downtown Holly Springs, NC!  Emily and Danielle were so much fun and had a really clear and fun vision for their wedding.  Their photography team was Carolyn Scott Photography and they are always so much fun to work with.  These photos are simply beautiful!  There is so much color and crispness that is exactly what Emily and Daniel were looking for.  This was truly a southern masterpiece wedding at a charming historical house venue built in 1840!  The whole team of wedding professionals was amazing to work with and couldn’t have done a better job for the couple so make sure you check them out (and hire them!!).  Enjoy the photos below and you can read Daniel’s review of our work on Google Maps reviews.

 

Emily & Daniel’s Wedding Vendor Team

Leslie-Alford Mims House – A unique relaxed and inviting atmosphere equipped to host both indoor and outdoor wedding ceremonies and receptions amongst a southern landscape with magnolia trees.

Carolyn Scott Photography – They’re serious about giving you stellar photographs that make your grandma cry, your mom proud and your friends jealous!

Orangerie Events – Annie was so amazing to work with! She did so much work and was so accommodating and thorough.

The English Garden – They truly make every wedding a masterpiece no matter the style or budget!

Sugar Euphoria – Luckily we get to work with Sugar Euphoria’s artistic cakes quite a bit!  Their work will blow you away.

Belle’s Catering – They take pride in offering hand-designed menus that are not only unique to each individual client, but are also full of locally sourced ingredients, seasonal themes, and adventurous recipes.

Karen Michelle Clark Makeup Artist – They are so good at transforming an ordinary day into a stunning one!

Jennifer McDonald & Natalie Bowman Hair Stylists

 

Emily & Daniel's Wedding by Carolyn Scott Photography

Emily & Daniel’s Wedding by Carolyn Scott Photography

Emily & Daniel's Wedding by Carolyn Scott Photography

Emily & Daniel’s Wedding by Carolyn Scott Photography`

Emily & Daniel's Wedding by Carolyn Scott Photography

Emily & Daniel’s Wedding by Carolyn Scott Photography

Emily & Daniel's Wedding by Carolyn Scott Photography

Emily & Daniel’s Wedding by Carolyn Scott Photography

Emily & Daniel's Wedding by Carolyn Scott Photography

Emily & Daniel’s Wedding by Carolyn Scott Photography

Emily & Daniel's Wedding by Carolyn Scott Photography

Emily & Daniel’s Wedding by Carolyn Scott Photography

Emily & Daniel's Wedding by Carolyn Scott Photography

Emily & Daniel’s Wedding by Carolyn Scott Photography

Emily & Daniel's Wedding by Carolyn Scott Photography

Emily & Daniel’s Wedding by Carolyn Scott Photography

Emily & Daniel's Wedding by Carolyn Scott Photography

Emily & Daniel’s Wedding by Carolyn Scott Photography

Emily & Daniel's Wedding by Carolyn Scott Photography

Emily & Daniel’s Wedding by Carolyn Scott Photography

Emily & Daniel's Wedding by Carolyn Scott Photography

Emily & Daniel’s Wedding by Carolyn Scott Photography

Emily & Daniel's Wedding by Carolyn Scott Photography

Emily & Daniel’s Wedding by Carolyn Scott Photography

Emily & Daniel's Wedding by Carolyn Scott Photography

Emily & Daniel’s Wedding by Carolyn Scott Photography

Emily & Daniel's Wedding by Carolyn Scott Photography

Emily & Daniel’s Wedding by Carolyn Scott Photography

Emily & Daniel's Wedding by Carolyn Scott Photography

Emily & Daniel’s Wedding by Carolyn Scott Photography

Emily & Daniel's Wedding by Carolyn Scott Photography

Emily & Daniel’s Wedding by Carolyn Scott Photography











Megan & Charlie’s Classic Wedding at The Cotton Room in Durham, NC

Megan & Charlie's Wedding by L'amour Foto

Megan & Charlie’s Wedding by L’amour Foto

The lovely couple of Megan & Charlie (and their precious daughter) were so wonderful to work with!  C’mon how awesome are these photos from L’amour Foto?!  This truly beautiful spring wedding was so amazing to be a part of.  You can see so much emotion on their faces.  This wedding was full of family first moments that they will never forget and neither will we.  Make sure you check out the wonderful team that helped us put it all together.

Venue: The Cotton Room

Catering: Triangle Catering

Photographer: L’amour Foto

Cake: Cinda’s Creative Cakes

Hair: The Sky Parlor Salon

Florist: Artfully Arranged

Megan & Charlie's Wedding by L'Amour Foto

Megan & Charlie’s Wedding by L’amour Foto

Megan & Charlie's Wedding by L'Amour Foto

Megan & Charlie’s Wedding by L’amour Foto

Megan & Charlie's Wedding by L'Amour Foto

Megan & Charlie’s Wedding by L’amour Foto

Megan & Charlie's Wedding by L'Amour Foto

Megan & Charlie’s Wedding by L’amour Foto

Megan & Charlie's Wedding by L'Amour Foto

Megan & Charlie’s Wedding by L’amour Foto

Megan & Charlie's Wedding by L'Amour Foto

Megan & Charlie’s Wedding by L’amour Foto

Megan & Charlie's Wedding by L'Amour Foto

Megan & Charlie’s Wedding by L’amour Foto

Megan & Charlie's Wedding by L'Amour Foto

Megan & Charlie’s Wedding by L’amour Foto

Megan & Charlie's Wedding by L'Amour Foto

Megan & Charlie’s Wedding by L’amour Foto

Megan & Charlie's Wedding by L'Amour Foto

Megan & Charlie’s Wedding by L’amour Foto

Megan & Charlie's Wedding by L'Amour Foto

Megan & Charlie’s Wedding by L’amour Foto

Megan & Charlie's Wedding by L'Amour Foto

Megan & Charlie’s Wedding by L’amour Foto

Megan & Charlie's Wedding by L'Amour Foto

Megan & Charlie’s Wedding by L’amour Foto

Megan & Charlie's Wedding by L'Amour Foto

Megan & Charlie’s Wedding by L’amour Foto

Megan & Charlie's Wedding by L'Amour Foto

Megan & Charlie’s Wedding by L’amour Foto

Megan & Charlie's Wedding by L'Amour Foto

Megan & Charlie’s Wedding by L’amour Foto

Megan & Charlie's Wedding by L'Amour Foto

Megan & Charlie’s Wedding by L’amour Foto

Megan & Charlie's Wedding by L'Amour Foto

Megan & Charlie’s Wedding by L’amour Foto

Megan & Charlie's Wedding by L'Amour Foto

Megan & Charlie’s Wedding by L’amour Foto

Megan & Charlie's Wedding by L'Amour Foto

Megan & Charlie’s Wedding by L’amour Foto

Megan & Charlie's Wedding by L'Amour Foto

Megan & Charlie’s Wedding by L’amour Foto

Megan & Charlie's Wedding by L'Amour Foto

Megan & Charlie’s Wedding by L’amour Foto



Megan & Charlie's Wedding by L'Amour Foto

Megan & Charlie’s Wedding by L’amour Foto

Megan & Charlie's Wedding by L'Amour Foto

Megan & Charlie’s Wedding by L’amour Foto

Megan & Charlie's Wedding by L'Amour Foto

Megan & Charlie’s Wedding by L’amour Foto

Megan & Charlie's Wedding by L'Amour Foto

Megan & Charlie’s Wedding by L’amour Foto

Megan & Charlie's Wedding by L'Amour Foto

Megan & Charlie’s Wedding by L’amour Foto

Megan & Charlie's Wedding by L'Amour Foto

Megan & Charlie’s Wedding by L’amour Foto

Megan & Charlie's Wedding by L'Amour Foto

Megan & Charlie’s Wedding by L’amour Foto

 

Alexandra & Marcus’s Romantic Wedding at The Umstead in Cary, NC

Alexandra & Marcus Wedding by Joe Payne Photography at The Umstead in Cary, NC

Alexandra & Marcus Wedding by Joe Payne Photography at The Umstead in Cary, NC

How much do we love our job?!  We are so incredibly lucky to provide the very best wedding DJ service to the very best people at the very best wedding venue in and around Raleigh, NC and all over North Carolina!  Alex and Marcus were so amazing to work with and their wedding was something to behold.  They were married at The Umstead Hotel and Spa in Cary, NC on a brisk early spring day with all of their special family and friends around them.  As you’ll see in the photos, the ceremony was timed to perfection with the sun setting over the courtyard providing a gorgeous orange glow to the evening light. Their wedding reception was stunningly beautiful in the ballroom at The Umstead

Here is the amazing team of vendors that helped make this wedding perfect:

Joe Payne Wedding Photography – Thank you Joe for these amazing photos.

The Umstead Hotel and Spa – When you are looking for the best hospitality, food and accommodations you look to The Umstead.

A Southern Soirée Wedding and Event Planning – Gina was incredibly helpful and made the event run so smoothly.

Embellished Blooms – The photos below do not do Embellished Blooms justice. Look closely and you’ll see amazing floral work.

Simply Cakes – Check out the amazing 4-tier wedding cake below…wow!

Rev. Barbara Lodge – Barbara is one of our absolute favorites to work with.  She always make it so special for the bride and groom.

Florian Music – Florian provided beautiful music for Alexandra & Marcus’s wedding ceremony and cocktail hour.  They have carbon fiber instruments!

 

Alexandra & Marcus Wedding by Joe Payne Photography at The Umstead in Cary, NC

Alexandra & Marcus Wedding by Joe Payne Photography at The Umstead in Cary, NC

Alexandra & Marcus Wedding by Joe Payne Photography at The Umstead in Cary, NC

Alexandra & Marcus Wedding by Joe Payne Photography at The Umstead in Cary, NC

Alexandra & Marcus Wedding by Joe Payne Photography at The Umstead in Cary, NC

Alexandra & Marcus Wedding by Joe Payne Photography at The Umstead in Cary, NC

Alexandra & Marcus Wedding by Joe Payne Photography at The Umstead in Cary, NC

Alexandra & Marcus Wedding by Joe Payne Photography at The Umstead in Cary, NC

Alexandra & Marcus Wedding by Joe Payne Photography at The Umstead in Cary, NC

Alexandra & Marcus Wedding by Joe Payne Photography at The Umstead in Cary, NC

Alexandra & Marcus Wedding by Joe Payne Photography at The Umstead in Cary, NC

Alexandra & Marcus Wedding by Joe Payne Photography at The Umstead in Cary, NC

Alexandra & Marcus by Joe Payne Photography at The Umstead in Cary, NC

Alexandra & Marcus by Joe Payne Photography at The Umstead in Cary, NC

Alexandra & Marcus Wedding by Joe Payne Photography at The Umstead in Cary, NC

Alexandra & Marcus Wedding by Joe Payne Photography at The Umstead in Cary, NC

Alexandra & Marcus Wedding by Joe Payne Photography at The Umstead in Cary, NC

Olivia & Joseph’s Rustic Bohemian Wedding at The Cloth Mill at Eno River in Hillsborough, NC

All Around Raleigh DJ Company

Olivia & Joseph’s Wedding by AJ Dunlap Photography at The Cloth Mill at Eno River

Flowers in her hair? Off the shoulder bridesmaid dresses? Lots of exposed brick and textures? Different place settings for every guest? Suspenders, macrame ceremony backdrop and rugs?  CHECK for all of the above!!  Olivia & Joseph had their absolutely stunning rustic boho wedding at The Cloth Mill at Eno River and we were lucky enough to be invited to this gorgeous event.  So many details were absolutely perfectly done by the talented wedding vendors below to make our couple’s wedding day so special.  We hope that you take a look at them because they are all the very best!

Decor: Green House Picker Sisters – Amazing one of a kind decor rentals that are unique and beautiful.

Table Settings: Southern Vintage Table – Providing vintage plates and goblets … 200 of them!

Caterer: Beau Catering – Wonderful chef inspired local flavors with the “Beau Show”.

Florist: Bowerbird Flowers – Creating surprising and inspiring floral work.

Makeup: Michelle Clarke Markup Artist – Transforming an ordinary day into a stunning day.

Planner: Vision Events –  Dedicated, certified wedding and event planners who will bring your dreams to life.

Rentals: Party Reflections – One of the area’s premier event rental companies.

Videographer: Sam Keel Productions – As you can see below, Sam did a fantastic job!

Olivia & Joseph’s

Wedding Timeline

January 28th, 2017

The Cloth Mill, Hillsborough, NC 27278

3 pm – DJ set up and playing music with mic for officiant, groom, guitar and singer (same person)

3:30 – Wedding Ceremony begins with lapel mic for officiant and 1 mic for the reader/singer

  • Prelude music is piano/classical
  • Family members Bridal Party and Bride all enter to 8 (circle) – Bon Iver
  • Footwashing  song is by bridesmaid on guitar (mic’d up)
  • Recessional song is ‘00000 Million’ by Bon Iver

4:00 – Cocktail Hour

  • 3rd wireless speaker on the patio
  • Indy: Bon Iver, Lumineers, Iron & Wine

5:15 pm – Introduction to First Dance Song

  • Mr and Mrs Joseph and Olivia!!
  • Such Great Heights – Iron and Wine

5:30 pm – Dinner Begins

  • Welcome by Joseph and Olivia
  • Blessing by Brian
  • Crooner style and Indy style music

5:30 pm – Toasts during First Course of Dinner

  • Best Man, Maid of Honor, Matron of Honor

6:45 pm – Cake Cutting

  • Song is DJ’s choice

6:50 – Bride’s Dance with the important men in her life

  • Butterfly Kisses – Bob Carlisle
  • Olivia first dances with John then Terry and lastly Danny
  • *This is a Surprise for Olivia: “And now Olivia, this is from your Dad…..Gentlemen!”
    • Play ‘Bootylicious’ by Destiny’s Child
    • The men will shake their butts at the end of the Father/Daughter dance

6:55 – Mother & Son Dance

  • Like Jesus Does – Eric Church

7:00 pm – Dancing!

9:15 pm – Grand Exit/Expected end of Olivia & Joseph’s Wedding

  • Last song is ‘Ho Hey’ by Lumineers

Olivia & Joseph’s Wedding by AJ Dunlap Photography at The Cloth Mill at Eno River

Olivia & Joseph’s Wedding by AJ Dunlap Photography at The Cloth Mill at Eno River

Olivia & Joseph’s Wedding by AJ Dunlap Photography at The Cloth Mill at Eno River

Olivia & Joseph’s Wedding by AJ Dunlap Photography at The Cloth Mill at Eno River

Olivia & Joseph’s Wedding by AJ Dunlap Photography at The Cloth Mill at Eno River

Olivia & Joseph’s Wedding by AJ Dunlap Photography at The Cloth Mill at Eno River

Olivia & Joseph’s Wedding by AJ Dunlap Photography at The Cloth Mill at Eno River

Olivia & Joseph’s Wedding by AJ Dunlap Photography at The Cloth Mill at Eno River

Olivia & Joseph’s Wedding by AJ Dunlap Photography at The Cloth Mill at Eno River

Olivia & Joseph’s Wedding by AJ Dunlap Photography at The Cloth Mill at Eno River

Olivia & Joseph’s Wedding by AJ Dunlap Photography at The Cloth Mill at Eno River

Olivia & Joseph’s Wedding by AJ Dunlap Photography at The Cloth Mill at Eno River

Olivia & Joseph’s Wedding by AJ Dunlap Photography at The Cloth Mill at Eno River

Olivia & Joseph with Donuts from Rise by AJ Dunlap Photography

Olivia & Joseph’s Wedding by AJ Dunlap Photography at The Cloth Mill at Eno River

 

28 2017 Wedding Music Recessional Songs

Wedding Ceremony Recessional Songs

Here is your list of recessional songs ideas for  your 2017 wedding!  We update this list every few weeks with songs taken from that weddings that we get to be a part of.  I see more and more brides pick songs that are not ‘traditional’.  Don’t be afraid to play a song that you and your fiancé really like no matter what.  The traditional songs below will have many different versions like orchestra, acoustic guitar, organ, piano, strings and so on.  So make sure you listen to a few versions.

All Around Raleigh DJ Company is a wedding DJ company located in Raleigh, NC!

1. Good to be Alive by Andy Grammer

2. What Makes You Beautiful by The Piano Guys

3. Marry You’ by Bruno Mars

4.  Beautiful Day by U2

5. All You Need is Love by String Space

6. I Do by Jessie James Decker

7. A Thousand Years by Christina Perri

8. Make You Mine by High Valley

9. Home by Edward Sharpe

10. I Do by Colbie Caillat 

11. Ode to Joy from Symphony No. 9 by Beethoven

12. You are the Best Thing by Ray LaMontagne

13. Voyager theme to Star Trek by Vitamin String Quartet

14. You Make My Dreams Come True by Hall & Oates

15. Best Day of My Life by American Authors

16. Marry Me by Train

17. Ode to Joy

18.  Rondeau

19.  Signed, Sealed, Delivered by Stevie Wonder

20.  Spring, Allegro

21.  Sonata in G Major

22.  Toccata

23.  Trumpet Concerto

24.  Triumphal March

25.  Trumpet Tune and Bell Symphony

26. Walking on Sunshine by Katrina and the Waves

27.  Wedding March

28.  Free by Zac Brown Band

31 Mother/Son Wedding Dance Songs

Check out our 31 picks for your 2017 Mother/Son dance at your wedding!  There are some unique and original, some slow and traditional, oldies, country and rock.  We are Raleigh’s most requested wedding DJ company!  Check these out on our Youtube page!

1.  Stand by Me – Ben E. King

2.  How Sweet It Is – James Taylor

3.  Letter to my Mother – Edwin McCain

4.  Thank You Mom – Good Charlotte

5.  My Mom – Tony Bennett

6.  You’ve Got A Friend In Me – James Taylor

7.  A Song For Mama – Boyz II Men

8.  God Only Knows – Beach Boys

9.  You Raise Me Up – Josh Grobin

10.  Through The Years – Kenny Rogers

11.  Up Where We Belong – Joe Cocker

12.  Simple Man – Lynyrd Skynyrd 

13.  I Hope You Dance – LeAnn Womack

14.  I’ll Be – Edwin McCain

15.  Have I Told You Lately – Van Morrison

16.  What A Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong

17.  Here Comes The Sun – Beatles

18.  I Wish You Love – Natalie Cole

19.  Just The Way You Are – Billy Joel

20.  Days Like This – Van Morrison

21.  Romeo and Juliet – Dire Staits

22.  I’ll Have To Say I Love You With A Song – Jim Croce

23.  Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay – Otis Redding

24.  Like Jesus Does – Eric Church

25.  Bridge Over Troubled Waters – Simon & Garfunkel

26.  Blessed – Elton John

27.  Lovely Day – Bill Withers

28.  My Baby – Blake Shelton

29.  My Wish – Rascal Flatts

30.  Mama – BJ Thomas  

31.  Just Watch Your Mama and Me – Waylon Jennings

The Best 52 Country Fast Dance Songs – Country Wedding Party Songs

Here they are! Your 2017 list of The 52 Best Country Party Songs according to … us!  Let me know what you think and if you have anything you want to add to the list just leave me a comment! All Around Raleigh DJ is a DJ company in Raleigh, NC.  Please visit www.allaroundraleighdj.com and we specialize in weddings in the Raleigh, NC area.

 

 

1.  Alabama – Dixieland Delight

2.  Summertime – Kenny Chesney

3.  Redneck Woman – Gretchen Wilson

4.  Honky Tonk Badonkadonk – Trace Adkins

5.  I Like It, I Love It – Tim McGraw

6.  Its Five O’ Clock Somewhere – Alan Jackson ft. Jimmy Buffett

7.  That’s My Kind of Night – Luke Bryan

8.  Cotton Eyed Joe – Rednex (and other versions)

9.  Thank God I’m A Country Boy – Jon Denver

10.  Here for the Party – Gretchen Wilson

11.  Fast As You – Dwight Yoakam

12.  She Thinks My Tractor’s Sexy – Kenny Chesney

13.  Born to Boogie – Hank Williams Jr.

14.  Boot Scootin’ BoogieBrooks & Dunn

15.  Chicken Fried – Zac Brown Band

16.  Brand New Girlfriend – Steve Holy

17.  Kick A Little – Little Texas

18.  Man! I Feel Like A WomanShania Twain

19.  No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems” – Kenny Chesney

20.  MargaritavilleJimmy Buffett

21.  What Was I ThinkingDierks Bentley

22.  Be My Baby Tonight – John Michael Montgomery

23.  Don’t Rock the Jukebox – Alan Jackson

24.  One More Last Chance – Vince Gill

25.  Any Man of Mine – Shania Twain

26.  Down on the Farm– Tim Mcgraw

27.  I’ve Got Friends in Low Places – Garth Brooks

28.  Achy Breaky Heart – Billy Ray Cyrus

29.  All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight – Hank Williams, Jr.

30.  Baby Likes to Rock It – The Trains

31.  You Never Even Called Me by My Name – David Allen Coe

32.  Family Tradition – Hank Williams Jr.

33.  Suds in the Bucket – Sara Evans

34.  When The Sun Goes Down – Kenny Chesney

35.  Save A Horse, Ride A Cowboy – Big and Rich

36.  Prop Me Up – Joe Diffie

37.  She’s In Love With The Boy – Trisha Yearwood

38.  Alcohol – Brad Paisley

39.  Ain’t Going Down Til the Sun Comes Up – Garth Brooks

40.  Real Good Man – Tim McGraw

41.  Fishin’ in the Dark – Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

42.  All Summer Long – Kid Rock

43.  Chattahoochee – Alan Jackson

44.  Brown Chicken Brown Cow – Trace Adkins

45.  Summertime Blues – Alan Jackson

46.  Watermelon CrawlTracy Byrd

47.  Play Something Country – Brooks and Dunn

48.  Alabama – Mountain Music

49.  Need You Now – Lady Antebellum

50.  Chug-A-Lug – Roger Miller

51.  Theme from Dukes of Hazzard – Waylon Jenning

52.  Devil Went Down to Georgia – Charlie Daniels

Jacob’s Exciting Bar Mitzvah at Marbles Kids Museum in Raleigh, NC

 

Jacob’s Bar Mitzvah Video at Marbles in Raleigh by Dogwood Media

All Around Raleigh DJ continues our tradition as the most sought after Bar Mitzvah and Bat Mitzvah DJ in the area with Jacob’s upbeat and exciting Bar Mitzvah at Marbles Kids Museum.  We provided an amazing dance light package with black lights, lasers, uplighting as well as photo booth and extra subwoofers. This was truly one to remember! Marbles Kids Museum is a hotspot for many kids, teens and families so it was the perfect venue for such a fun, once in a lifetime event. We had an amazing time getting to know Jacob and his family and friends. Below you can find pictures of the special traditions that occurred throughout the night as well the amazing party that we helped throw.  Please look below for a list of the awesome vendors we had an opportunity to work with.

Jacob’s Bar Mitzvah Vendors

 

Temple: Beth Meyer Synagogue

Photo Booth: Pose Photo Booth (a division of All Around Raleigh DJ)

Photographer: Ellen Schaffer Photography (check out her photos below)

Videographer: Dogwood Media (that’s their video above!)

Venue: Marbles Kids Museum 

Caterer: Posh Nosh

Rental Company: CE Rental

Centerpieces/Floral: Table of Contents

Jacob’s Bar Mitzvah Timeline

Marbles Kids Museum, Raleigh, NC 27609

6:00 pm – Bar Mitzvah Starts

  • Cocktail Hour with games from 6 to 7 pm

7:00 pm – Introductions

7:15 pm – Welcome Toasts

7:25 pm – Motzi & Kiddish

7:30 pm – Adult Salad, Kids Main Course

  • Kids games on the dance floor

8:45 pm – Photo Montage

9:00 pm – Hora & Chair Raising led by the DJ

  • Followed by more games and dancing

11:00 pm – End of Jacob’s Bar Mitzvah

11:00     End of Jake’s Bar Mitzvah

Jacob’s Bar Mitzvah at Marbles in Raleigh by Ellen Schaffer Photography

Jacob’s Bar Mitzvah at Marbles in Raleigh by Ellen Schaffer Photography

Jacob’s Bar Mitzvah at Marbles in Raleigh by Ellen Schaffer Photography

Jacob’s Bar Mitzvah at Marbles in Raleigh by Ellen Schaffer Photography

Jacob’s Bar Mitzvah at Marbles in Raleigh by Ellen Schaffer Photography

Jacob’s Bar Mitzvah at Marbles in Raleigh by Ellen Schaffer Photography

Jacob’s Bar Mitzvah at Marbles in Raleigh by Ellen Schaffer Photography

Jacob’s Bar Mitzvah at Marbles in Raleigh by Ellen Schaffer Photography

Jacob’s Bar Mitzvah at Marbles in Raleigh by Ellen Schaffer Photography

Jacob’s Bar Mitzvah at Marbles in Raleigh by Ellen Schaffer Photography

Jacob’s Bar Mitzvah at Marbles in Raleigh by Ellen Schaffer Photography

Jacob’s Bar Mitzvah at Marbles in Raleigh by Ellen Schaffer Photography

Jacob’s Bar Mitzvah at Marbles in Raleigh by Ellen Schaffer Photography

Jacob’s Bar Mitzvah at Marbles in Raleigh by Ellen Schaffer Photography

Jacob’s Bar Mitzvah at Marbles in Raleigh by Ellen Schaffer Photography

Jacob’s Bar Mitzvah at Marbles in Raleigh by Ellen Schaffer Photography

Jacob’s Bar Mitzvah at Marbles in Raleigh by Ellen Schaffer Photography

Jacob’s Bar Mitzvah at Marbles in Raleigh by Ellen Schaffer Photography

Jacob’s Bar Mitzvah at Marbles in Raleigh by Ellen Schaffer Photography

Jacob’s Bar Mitzvah at Marbles in Raleigh by Ellen Schaffer Photography

Jacob’s Bar Mitzvah at Marbles in Raleigh by Ellen Schaffer Photography

Heather & Gerrit’s Colorful Wedding at 21c Museum Hotel in Durham, NC

21c Museum Hotel Wedding Durham DJ by Azul Photography | www.azulphotography.com

Heather & Gerrit were married at 21c Museum Hotel in Durham on September 3rd, 2016. 21c is on of the more amazing wedding venues in downtown Durham and we are lucky enough to DJ there quite often.  As you’ll see in the photos below from Azul Photography it is truly unique and stunning. This great couple made everything unique and personal including their very touching ceremony and fun, party atmosphere during the wedding reception. Heather and Gerrit’s reviews of our work is below as well as their timeline.

Here is Heather’s Review:

“We could not be happier with your part, keeping the dance floor jumping and the entire evening running smoothly. It really was the best night of my life! Please let us know if you want testimonials/reviews from us, we would be happy to do so. We wish you the best for both your business and your family!” – Heather

Here is Gerrit’s Review:

“Echoing Heather, you were fucking [*From DJ: I told you it was ‘colorful’!*] amazing. Please let us know if the best way to offer public praise. Rocking ass party. EPIC!!!” – Gerrit

Heather & Gerrit’s Wedding Vendors

21c Museum Hotel – This amazing venue is truly first class in every way.  The event space is so unique and beautiful with something for everyone.  There is a real vault downstairs from when it was a bank, amazing real art exhibitions all over the hallways, a boutique hotel for your guests, Counting House restaurant, bar and, of course, the iconic fuchsia penguins! Oh, and you’ll love the bathrooms…!

Azul Photography – Azul is one of our favorite wedding photographers to work with.  Everyone is so professional and talented! We are always shocked when we see the photos from our events togethers.  Azul is truly the cream of the crop! Check out their work below.

Counting House Restaurant – This is the restaurant within 21c Museum Hotel.  They use local, high-quality ingredients, celebrating North Carolina’s rich heritage of fresh seafood, and featuring a variety of rotisserie cooking and roasting techniques. The restaurant’s menus highlight locally available ingredients with a fresh, light-handed approach to seasonal ingredients and the regional cuisine of North Carolina.

Heather & Gerrit’s

Wedding Timeline

September 3rd, 2016, 21c Museum & Hotel, Durham, NC

5:00 – DJ set up for the ceremony sound check; DJ is playing bossanova until 5:30

  • Microphone needed for the officiant and guitar player

6:00 – DJ is not playing music.  Banjo player strumming in art gallery during cocktail hour

7:15 – Grand Entrance

  • Song is ‘Crazy in Love’ by Beyonce
  • The newlywed couple Mr Gerrit and Doctor Heather…!!

7:20 – First Dance

  • Song is ‘Home’ by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

7:25 – Dinner Begins

  • Motown style music

8:00 – Toast

  • Best Man Sam, Vanessa, Bride and Groom
  • A birthday cake will be brought out after Vanessa’s toast and we will sing happy birthday

8:30 – Mother/Son Dance

  • Song is ‘In My Life’ by The Beatles

8;35 – Dancing!

9:00 – Ice cream truck arrives

11:00 – Expected end of Heather & Gerrit’s wedding reception

 

21c Museum Hotel Wedding Durham DJ by Azul Photography | www.azulphotography.com

21c Museum Hotel Wedding Durham DJ by Azul Photography | www.azulphotography.com

21c Museum Hotel Wedding Durham DJ by Azul Photography | www.azulphotography.com

21c Museum Hotel Wedding Durham DJ by Azul Photography | www.azulphotography.com

21c Museum Hotel Wedding Durham DJ by Azul Photography | www.azulphotography.com

21c Museum Hotel Wedding Durham DJ by Azul Photography | www.azulphotography.com

21c Museum Hotel Wedding Durham DJ by Azul Photography | www.azulphotography.com

21c Museum Hotel Wedding Durham DJ by Azul Photography | www.azulphotography.com

21c Museum Hotel Wedding Durham DJ by Azul Photography | www.azulphotography.com

21c Museum Hotel Wedding Durham DJ by Azul Photography | www.azulphotography.com

21c Museum Hotel Wedding Durham DJ by Azul Photography | www.azulphotography.com

Katrina & Kalep’s Blessed Wedding at The Cloth Mill at Eno River

Katrina & Kalep by Sarah Morrel Photography at The Cloth Mill at Eno River

Katrina & Kalep by Sarah Morrel Photography at The Cloth Mill at Eno River

Katrina & Kalep’s midsummer wedding was held at The Cloth Mill at Eno River and it was a truly special wedding to be a part of. We started the night off with a very special first dance cover of “Beloved” by Tenth Avenue North performed by the groomsmen (and they did great!). Katrina & Kalep made it very clear to us that dancing at their wedding reception was VERY important so we made sure to really focus on getting the party started right away. And did they dance!! Check out the great photos below from photographer Sarah Morrel Photography and the video from Johl Kuhn Creative. If you want to take a look at a real wedding reception timeline then Katrina & Kalep’s below.

Here is Katrina’s review of All Around Raleigh DJ Company:
“On our initial meeting, Eric had proactively googled around and found our website on the Knot. He used the info to create a “sample” playlist for the evening, which showed me right away that he really wanted to do this thing! And gave me a taste of what he thought we might like.

His easygoing, super friendly personality and professionalism immediately put me at ease and I walked out of the meeting going, “I DEFINITELY want to hire him!”  It was a fabulous decision–he played a huge role in keeping our friends dancing all night, and even let me (the bride) come pretend to be the DJ, which was freaking awesome. So hilarious!! Thank you Eric so much from the bottom of our hearts.” – Katrina & Kalep, August 6th, 2016

Here were the wonderful vendors we got to work with:

Kalep and Katrina | The Cloth Mill at Eno River by Joel Kuhn Creative on Vimeo.

Katrina & Kalep by Sarah Morrel Photography at The Cloth Mill at Eno River

Katrina & Kalep by Sarah Morrel Photography at The Cloth Mill at Eno River

Katrina & Kalep by Sarah Morrel Photography at The Cloth Mill at Eno River

Katrina & Kalep by Sarah Morrel Photography at The Cloth Mill at Eno River

Katrina & Kalep by Sarah Morrel Photography at The Cloth Mill at Eno River

Katrina & Kalep by Sarah Morrel Photography at The Cloth Mill at Eno River

Katrina & Kalep by Sarah Morrel Photography at The Cloth Mill at Eno River

Katrina & Kalep by Sarah Morrel Photography at The Cloth Mill at Eno River

Katrina & Kalep by Sarah Morrel Photography at The Cloth Mill at Eno River

Katrina & Kalep by Sarah Morrel Photography at The Cloth Mill at Eno River

Katrina & Kalep by Sarah Morrel Photography at The Cloth Mill at Eno River

Katrina & Kalep by Sarah Morrel Photography at The Cloth Mill at Eno River

Katrina & Kalep by Sarah Morrel Photography at The Cloth Mill at Eno River

Katrina & Kalep by Sarah Morrel Photography at The Cloth Mill at Eno River

Katrina & Kalep by Sarah Morrel Photography at The Cloth Mill at Eno River

Katrina & Kalep by Sarah Morrel Photography at The Cloth Mill at Eno River

Katrina & Kalep Wedding Timeline

4:00 – DJ set up and ready for sound check with musicians

7:30 – Grand Entrance

  • Song is ‘Remember the Name’ by Fort Minor
  • Caitlyn escorted by Bobby
  • Suzanne escorted by McLean
  • Maylot escorted by Daxton
  • Meredith escorted by Michael
  • Allyson escorted by Derek
  • Maid of Honor Jamie escorted by Best Man Colby
  • Mr. and Mrs. Kalep and Katrina!!

7:35 – First Dance

  • Song is ‘Beloved’ by Tenth Avenue North performed by musicians

7:40 – Dinner Begins

  • Welcome and Blessing by Bride’s Father

8:30 – Toasts

  • Katrina’s Brother Derek, Maid of Honor Jamie and Best Man Colby

8:45 – Father/Daughter Dance

  • Song is ‘Drops of Jupiter’ by Train

8:50 – Mother/Son Dance

  • Song is ‘Have I Told You Lately’ by Rod Stewart

9:00 – Dancing!

11:00 – Expected end of Katrina & Kalep’s Wedding

  • Last Dance song is DJ Choice (fast!)